Sunday 1 August 2021

About Today Readings

Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15. The Lord gave them bread from heaven – Ps 77(78):3-4, 23-25, 54. Ephesians 4:17, 20-24. John 6:24-35.

You are looking for me because you had all the bread you wanted to eat . . .

I am the bread of life. ‘You are the first charity to come and talk to me this year (2020). Because of the pandemic day-old bread is not being collected and usable food is being thrown out’. The speaker was the manager of the local Woolworths. I called the Asylum Seekers’ Centre and the House of Welcome, who contacted him quickly. Government support having been removed from asylum seekers, individuals and families are going hungry.

An asylum seeker from Burundi lived in our community for two years. Finally receiving permanent residency, he plans to study to be a Salvation Army Officer. He wants to help people. Having been hungry, cold and in danger of death, he knows basic needs must be satisfied before people can hear the word of God.

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